Lafayette Barber Shop matchbox cover

Description (Brief)
A tin matchbox cover with a printed celluloid covering. On the front is advertising copy for Lafayette Barber Shop in Hawthorne, N.J. It reads "Ladies' Hair Bobbing a Specialty." On the back are instructions for scoring bridge games.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1926
maker
Louis F. Dow Co.
place made
United States: Minnesota, Saint Paul
referenced
United States: New Jersey
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
tin (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3.9 cm x 6 cm x 2 cm; 1 9/16 in x 2 3/8 in x 13/16 in
overall: 1 9/16 in x 2 3/8 in x 3/4 in; 3.96875 cm x 6.0325 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
2006.0098.1609
catalog number
2006.0098.1609
accession number
2006.0098
subject
Hairstyling
Games
Smoking
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Celluloid
Advertising
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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